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Nominations now open for Community Awards 2024

The Community Awards are back and Lewisham’s residents are invited to make their nominations for the seventh year. The Community Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the unsung local champions who are making a difference across the borough.

The Community Awards scheme was launched in 2017 to champion all those who are going above and beyond for their communities. This could be through helping a neighbour in need, coaching a sports team, running a community choir, giving up their free time to volunteer, performing incredible acts of selflessness, donating food, and more.

We want to celebrate and reward the amazing people, groups, and businesses whose contributions improve the borough – changing lives, building community spirit, and helping others stay safe and well. Their work and commitment are what make Lewisham such a special place. We also want to spotlight the power of doing good together to inspire others.

Who do you think should receive an award? There are four categories open for entries:

  • Individual
  • Young Person (age 21 and under)
  • Business
  • Faith or Community Group

With more than 250 nominations last year, it’s clear that many individuals and organisations are dedicated to improving the lives of others. Each recipient had an inspiring story to tell, learn more about their work in the videos below.

Last year’s award winners included: 

Base 13, a personal training studio, was one of last year’s business category award recipients, nominated for its community fundraising efforts.

Bank of Things was also a recipient of the Community or Religious Group award last year. It received the award for supporting young residents living with financial hardship in Lewisham.

Learn more about Base 13, Bank of Things and other award recipients on the Lewisham Council YouTube channel.

Nominate your community champions and say thank you to those in the community who deserve it most. Nominations for the Community Awards close on Sunday 8 September. All nominees will receive an award, and recipients will be announced at an in-person ceremony on Wednesday 9 October 2024.

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